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    • The following list shows a choice of recommended reading for this unit.  However students are required to read widely, taking in textbooks, research studies, academic journal articles and professional literature.
    • It is also expected and recommended that students will read beyond the narrow field of HRM and will make themselves familiar with key developments in general management thinking.
    • It is assumed that all students will have read (at least) two basic texts on the nature and development of HRM and be familiar with key issues involved in operational HR practice and policy.

  1. Term 2 7 items
    Weeks 1-6
    1. Recommended Reading 3 items
      1. Work psychology: understanding human behaviour in the workplace - John Arnold, Ray Randall 2016

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      2. Contemporary Themes in Strategic People Management: A Case-Based Approach - D. Hall, S. Pilbeam, M. Corbridge 2013

        Book 

    2. Additional Reading 4 items
      Leading on from Term 1:
      1. People Resourcing and Talent Planning: HRM in Practice - S. Pilbeam, M. Corbridge 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print book also available, see below

      2. People Resourcing and Talent Planning: HRM in Practice - S. Pilbeam, M. Corbridge 2010

        Book 

      3. Or

      4. Leading, Managing and Developing People - G. Rees, R. French 2013

        Book  Earlier edition available

  2. Term 2 75 items
    Weeks 7-12
    1. Recommended Reading 14 items
      1. The Theory & Practice of Training - R. Buckley, J. Caple 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print book also available, see below | Earlier editions available

      2. The Theory & Practice of Training - R. Buckley, J. Caple 2009

        Book  Earlier editions available

      3. Facilitating Action Learning: A Practitioner's Guide - M. Pedler, C. Abbott 2013

        Book 

      4. Others include:

      5. Business Driven Action Learning: Global Best Practices - Y. Boshyk 2000

        Book  Not in stock

      6. Self-managed action learning - T. Bourner 2011

        Chapter  Additional version of eBook, see below | Print book also available, see below | Earlier editions available

      7. Self-managed action learning - T. Bourner

        Chapter  Print book also available, see below | Earlier editions available

      8. Self-managed action learning - T. Bourner 2011

        Chapter  Earlier editions available

      9. Learning and Development - R. Harrison, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2009

        Book  Earlier editions available

      10. ABC of action learning - Reginald W. Revans c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print edition available

      11. ABC of Action Learning - R.W. Revans 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print book also available, see below

      12. ABC of Action Learning - R.W. Revans 2011

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      13. Please do NOT endeavour to buy all these texts. They are offered as choices foryour consideration and the course team with offer specific guidance as the unitbegins.

    2. Additional Reading 61 items
      Generalist and specialist textbooks: Additional reading should be selected from the following supplementary list. Using the bibliographies in the texts can identify further material. As noted before, please do NOT endeavour to buy all these texts. They are offered as choices for your consideration
      1. Managing Performance: Performance Management in Action - M. Armstrong, A. Baron 2005

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      2. Strategic Human Resource Management: A Guide to Action - M. Armstrong 2008

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      3. Employee Reward - M. Armstrong, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2002

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      4. New dimensions in pay management - Armstrong, Michael, Brown, Duncan, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

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      5. New Dimensions in Pay Management - M. Armstrong, D. Brown, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

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      6. Employee Reward - M. Armstrong, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2002

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      7. Personnel Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice - S. Bach, K. Sisson 2000

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      8. Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach - J. Beardwell, T. Claydon 2010

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      9. Effective Training: Systems, Strategies, and Practices - P.N. Blanchard, J.W. Thacker 2007

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      10. Strategy and human resource management - Peter F. Boxall, John Purcell 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      11. Strategy and human resource management - Peter F. Boxall, John Purcell 2016

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      12. Human resource development: theory and practice 2013

        Book  Print edition available | Earlier edition available

      13. Human resource management: theory & practice - John Bratton, Jeffrey Gold 2017

        Book  Earlier editions available

      14. Reward Strategies: From Intent to Impact - D. Brown, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

        Book 

      15. The Theory & Practice of Training - R. Buckley, J. Caple 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print book also available, see below

      16. The Theory & Practice of Training - R. Buckley, J. Caple 2009

        Book 

      17. Employment Law: An Introduction for HR and Business Students - K. Daniels, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2012

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      18. From Absence to Attendance - A. Evans, M. Walters, S. Palmer, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2002

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      19. Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy - L. Holbeche 2009

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      20. The Motivation Handbook - S. Hollyforde, S. Whiddett 2002

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      21. Strategic Reward Systems - R. Thorpe, G. Homan 2000

        Book 

      22. Handling Discipline - T. Jackson, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

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      23. The New Rules of Engagement: Life-Work Balance and Employee Commitment - M. Johnson, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2004

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      24. Diversity in Action: Managing the Mosaic - R.S. Kandola, J. Fullerton, Institute of Personnel and Development c1998

        Book  Earlier edition available

      25. Becoming an Employer of Choice: Make Your Organisation a Place Where People Want to do Great Work - J. Leary-Joyce, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2004

        Book 

      26. Recruiting Within the Law - P. Leighton, G. Proctor, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2003

        Book 

      27. Human Resources in Organisations - J. Leopold 2002

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      28. The Strategic Managing of Human Resources - J.W. Leopold, L. Harris 2009

        Book 

      29. Employment law: the essentials - David Lewis, Malcolm Sargeant 2017

        Book 

      30. Human resource management at work - Mick Marchington, Adrian Wilkinson, Rory Donnelly, Anastasia Kynighou 2016

        Book  Earlier edition available

      31. Turbo-Charging the HR Function - P. Mooney, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

        Book 

      32. Leading HR: Delivering Competitive Advantage - C. Morton, A. Newall, J. Sparkes, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

        Book 

      33. Human Resource Management in Context: A Case Study Approach - H. Newell, H. Scarbrough 2002

        Book  Not in stock

      34. Reward management - Stephen J. Perkins, Geoff White, Sarah Jones 2016

        Book 

      35. Managing and Leading People - C. Rayner, D. Adam-Smith, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2009

        Book 

      36. Contemporary human resource management: text and cases 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print edition available | Earlier edition available

      37. Contemporary human resource management: text and cases 2017

        Book  E-edition available

      38. Innovation in Human Resource Management: Tooling up for the Talent Wars - A. Reed, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

        Book 

      39. Recruitment and Selection - G.G. Roberts, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2005

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      40. Recruitment and Selection - G.G. Roberts 1997

        Book  Not in stock

      41. Human Resource Management in Organisations: The Theory and Practice of High Performance - I. Robinson, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2006

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      42. Recognising Performance: Non-Cash Rewards - M. Rose, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

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      43. Pensions - A. Scrimshaw, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2001

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      44. The Realities of Human Resource Management - K. Sisson 2000

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      45. Human Resource Management: The New Agenda - P. Sparrow, M. Marchington 1998

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      46. Flexible Working - J. Stredwick, S. Ellis, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2005

        Book 

      47. The Employee Retention Handbook - S. Taylor, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2002

        Book 

      48. Resourcing and talent management - Stephen Taylor 2014

        Book  Earlier edition available

      49. Psychological Testing: A Manager's Guide - J. Toplis, V. Dulewicz, C. Fletcher, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2005

        Book  Earlier editions available

      50. Human resource management - Derek Torrington, Laura Hall, Carol Atkinson, Stephen Taylor 2017

        Book  Print edition available | Earlier edition available

      51. Human resource management - Derek Torrington, Laura Hall, Carol Atkinson, Stephen Taylor 2017

        Book  E-edition available | Earlier edition available

      52. HR Forecasting and Planning - P. Turner, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2002

        Book 

      53. Reward Management: A Critical Text - G. White, J. Druker 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print book also available, see below | Earlier edition available

      54. Reward Management: A Critical Text - G. White, J. Druker 2009

        Book  Earlier edition available

      55. The War for Talent: Getting the Best from the Best - M.R. Williams, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2000

        Book 

  3. Journals 11 items
  4. Lecture one 1 item
    1. No specified readings

  5. Lecture two 1 item
    1. No specified readings

  6. Lecture three 40 items
    Some useful authors (in no particular order)
    1. Flexible Working - J. Stredwick, S. Ellis, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2005

      Book 

    2. Armstrong's handbook of strategic human resource management - Michael Armstrong 2016

      Book  5th ed. (2011) available as ebook

    3. Armstrong's handbook of strategic human resource management - Michael Armstrong, Michael Armstrong 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. Six Sigma for IT management - S. den Boer 2006

      Book 

    5. Leadership: A Critical Text - S. Western 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print book also available, see below

    6. Leadership: A Critical Text - S. Western 2008

      Book 

    7. Exploring strategy - Gerry Johnson, Richard Whittington, Kevan Scholes, Duncan Angwin 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    8. The Dynamics of Employee Relations - P. Blyton, P. Turnbull 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print book also available, see below

    9. The Dynamics of Employee Relations - P. Blyton, P.J. Turnbull 2004

      Book 

    10. Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy - L. Holbeche 2009

      Book 

    11. The Nature of Managerial Work - H. Mintzberg 1980

      Book  Earlier edition available

    12. Leadership: theory and practice - Peter Guy Northouse 2018

      Book  Earlier editions available

    13. Leadership: A Critical Text - S. Western 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print book also available, see below

    14. Leadership: A Critical Text - S. Western 2008

      Book 

    15. Managing and Leading People - C. Rayner, D. Adam-Smith, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2009

      Book  Earlier edition available

    16. Human Resource Management: A Strategic Introduction - C. Mabey, G. Salaman, J. Storey 1998

      Book 

    17. Strategy and human resource management - Peter F. Boxall, John Purcell 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    18. Strategy and human resource management - Peter F. Boxall, John Purcell 2016

      Book 

    19. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy - Peter Dicken 2015

      Book  Earlier editions available;

    20. The Individualized Corporation - S. Ghoshal, C.A. Bartlett 1999 (Paperback)

      Book  Not in stock

    21. Human Resource Management: Rhetorics and Realities - K. Legge 2005

      Book  Earlier edition available

    22. Ethical Issues in Contemporary Human Resource Management - D. Winstanley, J. Woodall 2000

      Book 

    23. Human Resources in Organisations - J. Leopold 2002

      Book 

  7. Week 4 1 item
    1. No readings specified

  8. Week 5 1 item
    1. No readings specified

  9. Week 6 10 items
    References
    1. Business-driven action learning today - Y. Boshyk

      Chapter  Print book also available, see below

    2. Business-driven action learning today - Y. Boshyk 2011

      Chapter 

    3. The Theory & Practice of Training - R. Buckley, J. Caple 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print book also available, see below | Earlier edition available

    4. The Theory & Practice of Training - R. Buckley, J. Caple 2009

      Book  Earlier editions available

    5. Additional general information & preparations for week 6 workshop 3 items
      1. People resourcing and talent planning: HRM in practice - S. Pilbeam, M. Corbridge 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book  A-B-Zee case study, pp. 175-178 | Print book also available, see below

      2. People resourcing and talent planning: HRM in practice - S. Pilbeam, M. Corbridge 2010

        Book  A-B-Zee case study, pp. 175-178

  10. Week 7 10 items
    References
    1. Business-driven action learning today - Y. Boshyk

      Chapter  Print book also available, see below

    2. Business-driven action learning today - Y. Boshyk 2011

      Chapter 

    3. Action Learning in Practice - M. Pedler 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print book also available, see below | Earlier editions available

    4. Action Learning in Practice - M. Pedler 2011

      Book 

  11. Week 8 3 items
    References
    1. Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice 2013

      Book  Earlier edition available

  12. Week 9 14 items
    1. Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Towards Pragmatism - P. Baert 2005

      Book 

    2. Action Learning: An Evaluation - M. Easterby-Smith, J.G. Burgoyne 2011

      Chapter  Print book also available, see below

    3. Action Learning: An Evaluation - M. Easterby-Smith, J.G. Burgoyne 2011

      Chapter 

    4. Understanding Action Learning - J. O'Neil, V.J. Marsick 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print book also available, see below

    5. Understanding Action Learning - J. O'Neil, V.J. Marsick 2007

      Book 

    6. Interpreting Action Learning - M. Pedler 1997

      Chapter  Print book also available, see below

    7. Interpreting Action Learning - M. Pedler 1997

      Chapter 

    8. Action Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development in Public Services - C. Rigg, S. Richards 2006

      Book 

  13. Week 10 5 items
    References
    1. Creativity in Context - Teresa Amabile 1996

      Book  Not in stock

    2. Creativity and HRD - R.S. Grenier, D. McGuire 2011

      Chapter 

  14. Week 11 (The Learning Organisation) 7 items
    References
    1. Organizational Learning: A Theory of Action Perspective - C. Argyris, D.A. Schön 1978

      Book 

    2. A Concise Guide to the Learning Organization - M. Pedler, K. Aspinwall 1998

      Book 

    3. How Organizations Learn: Managing the Search for Knowledge - K. Starkey, S. Tempest, A. McKinlay 2004

      Book 

    4. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization - P.M. Senge 2006

      Book  Earlier edition available